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File #: 21-486    Name: 05.25.2021 Community Outreach and Education Pilot Project
Type: General Agenda Item Status: Scheduled PM
File created: 5/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: a. Receive an update on the implementation of the Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid Project (VIDA) Project, formerly known as the Community Outreach and Education Pilot Project ("Pilot Project"), a County-wide project responding to the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Communities of Color residing in the census tracts of the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index (HPI Census Tracts); and b. Approve a proposed reporting timeline for updates on the VIDA Project, to include budget and community needs assessments; and c. Provide direction to staff as appropriate.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Item 15 - PowerPoint presentation
Title
a. Receive an update on the implementation of the Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid Project (VIDA) Project, formerly known as the Community Outreach and Education Pilot Project ("Pilot Project"), a County-wide project responding to the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Communities of Color residing in the census tracts of the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index (HPI Census Tracts); and
b. Approve a proposed reporting timeline for updates on the VIDA Project, to include budget and community needs assessments; and
c. Provide direction to staff as appropriate.

Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:

a. Receive an update on the implementation of the Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid Project (VIDA) Project, formerly known as the Community Outreach and Education Pilot Project ("Pilot Project"), a County-wide project responding to the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Communities of Color residing in the census tracts of the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index (HPI Census Tracts); and
b. Approve a proposed reporting timeline for updates on the VIDA Project, to include budget and community needs assessments; and
c. Provide direction to staff as appropriate.

SUMMARY:
The County Administrative Office in partnership with the Monterey County Health Department and the Community Foundation for Monterey County is managing a collaborative of community-based organizations focused on the implementation of the Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid Project (VIDA), formerly known as the COVID-19 Community Outreach and Education Pilot Project.
The purpose of the VIDA Project is to reach residents most impacted by the pandemic by implementing a public awareness campaign and community education efforts using strategies centered on culturally relevant messaging delivered by trusted messengers. Community Health Workers (CHWs) within the CBOs will work collaboratively across the participating ...

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